There are many misconceptions about the blogging world. After reading many blogging tips from many different publications, articles and self-help books I’ve discovered there are a plethora of myths being shared all over the internet. Here are the 5 common misconceptions about blogging.
- Blogging is Easy:
Although anyone can become a blogger with there being various sites we can sign up for and have a blog in a matter of seconds. This leads to the ideology that blogging is “easy” this is simply not the case. Many bloggers spend hours writing posts, researching information, finding or making images and editing their work over and over again. I can speak for myself that I spend at least forty five hours a week on writing alone not including my time spent on reading, researching and promoting my blog.
- Takes 5 Minutes Write a Blog Post:
A huge myth that I see many articles convey is it doesn’t take time to write a blog post. . Although we can write a post in five minutes, but for quality content it takes more time to effectively do so. Countless number of people always ask me “when do you have time to write”? The answer might seem a bit surprising usually if I publish a blog post it was written at least a week or two before it was published. The key is time management once we make a schedule allowing for time to write it makes the process a whole lot easier.
- Publish & They Will Come (Read):
This is a common misconception that most bloggers figure out after we publish our first article.No matter how much content we publish if we don’t promote our blog hardly no one will ever read it and even when we promote it’s not a guarantee that people will come.
- Blogging is a Waste of Time:
For many of bloggers we have experience some of our friends and family expressing their confusion on why do we blog? In their opinion maybe it’s better things we could be doing with our time or they might just view it as a “hobby” not realizing that this is our passion. To some, blogging is a career to others it’s a creative outlet. In the end it is a means of raising awareness or sharing knowledge. Blogging is also a great way to meet new people, make connections and learn about different cultures, tips on various subjects and information you might have never known.
- You Need a Specific Niche:
There are many “Blogging Guru’s” who convey the sentiment that we need a specific niche to have a successful blog. However this is not the case being ourselves is key to success. I’ve noticed some bloggers get caught up in have a niche that they forget that being authentic is more important than any niche could ever be.
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